When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability, there are many stressors and people have a lot of questions. From determining whether or not one is eligible to gathering paperwork and getting ready for a hearing, there are a lot of tasks that people take on when pursuing these benefits. This is especially true for people who do not have much free time and many people are unsure if they are still eligible to apply for benefits. Fortunately, moving forward with an application is still possible for many people, even if they have waited for a lengthy period of time to file a claim.
Work credits
According to the Social Security Administration’s website, people need a certain amount of work credits to qualify and these are based on their age. Those who have not worked for a long time (such as five years or longer) or have experienced a significant reduction in their workload sometimes lose eligibility for SSD based on their work credits. There are various reasons why people wait for years, whether they expect to return to work after their conditions improve, are waiting for their physician to approve their case or are hopeful that a new treatment will solve their problems.
Getting started
Even for those who have waited to file a claim, it is still smart to approach the process in a swift manner. Our law office understands that for many people, this is a time of confusion and uncertainty.Those facing physical and mental disabilities who can no longer work often have other hardships to endure. However, receiving SSD benefits is very helpful and people should use this time to prepare for their application and hearing. Our website covers other topics related to applying for SSD.
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